Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:


 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate

 Class theme/topics discussed:


 Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to talk about their idols and opinions on being a celebrity.

 How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm up activity: Who am I? Students work in pairs. Everyone writes a name of a Chinese or American celebrity on a note, and paste it on their partner’ back. All the students don’t know the name on their backs. They ask their partners “yes or no” questions and guess who they are.
  1. Group discussion: Discuss the following questions in groups:                                                                                                       a. Who is your idol or favorite celebrity? Why?                                                                                                                                           b. Have you ever done some “crazy” things for your idol?                                                                                                                                 c. If there is a chance, do you want to be a celebrity? What kind of celebrity?                                                                              d. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a celebrity?
  2. Crazy fans. Teacher introduces some news about fans’ crazy behavior. Students share their opinions on this phenomenon.

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

PowerPoint, and news report.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Class was good. Intermediate students didn’t know many Chinese celebrities, so I changed the rule of warm up activity, they could also write American celebrities’ names. And it turns out good.

How could this class be improved/ modified?


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